Sunday, March 29, 2009

Alabama Academy of Science Meetings, University of West Alabama, March 27, 2009

Dr. Jones talks with anthro students Anna McCown, Mallory Messersmith, and Anne Sorrell at the anthropology session

Sharyn presented a paper at the anthro session, Cannibalism in Fiji?

UAB faculty, students, and friends at the Science Education session. James Cormier presented a paper, Supersize It! A Look at Large-Scale Anatomy Exhibits in Informal Science Education.

Karen Utz (UAB history faculty and Sloss Furnaces museum curator) chaired the Science Education session. Lori Cormier later gave a paper in the anthropology session, The Historical Ecology of Human and Wild Primate Vivax-type Malarias in Amazonia.

Professor Wheatley talks with UA graduate student Erika Steele after he presented his paper at the Science Education session, Teaching Science and Evolution in Anthropology

Professor Wheatley sported his monkey tie for the occasion

Dr. Jones talks with UAB history graduate student Heather Guy. Sharyn and Lori presented a poster at the Science Education session, ANTHRO-TEACH: Developing Scholar-Teachers and Student Scientists using Alabama Native American Collections

Sunday, March 15, 2009

SAS: Southern Anthropological Society Meetings -- March 13, 2009

Caitlin Aamodt (left) just before she presents her first professional paper, "Cultural Divergence and Convergence in North and South Louisiana: Social Change from the Early Settlement of Caddo Parish to the aftermath of Hurricance Katrina" at the Southern Anthropological Society meetings in Wilmington, North Carolina

Sharyn and Lori's ANTHRO-TEACH poster at the SAS meetings. UAB undergrad students Caitlin Aamodt, Mallory Messersmith and Anna McCown participated in the meetings as well.

Sharyn and Mallory at the SAS session "Theory and Ethnography"

On the Road Home from the SAS Meetings...

Drs. Jones and Cormier discover a new gorilla species in South Carolina

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Cross-Cultural Food and Film Series -- March 2, 2009

The second film of our Spring ANTHRO-TEACH Food and Film Series featured the Brazilian national dish of feijoada with the film "Cidade de Deus."

Mallory Messersmith

Mallory Messersmith, UAB Undergrad Student with Alabama Time Capsule: an archaeology exhibit she designed under the mentorship of Dr. Sharyn Jones. Currently on display in SBS Heritage Hall, Ground Floor

Catherine S. Wright

Grad Student Catherine S. Wright,
2nd Place Winner, February 25, 2009
UAB Graduate Research Day Arts and Science Award BRAVO!!

Tannehill Slave Quarters Dig -- Feb 21, 2009